Check Out These 12 Downright Weird Inventions From The Past

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It goes without saying that technology has never ever been as advanced as it is now. It has come a very long way, even in the past few decades. And while you could just take my word for it, there is no better way to show this growth and progression than to look at some of the weirdest inventions from the 20th century. While these inventions will look very weird and strange now, some were actually very popular among consumers when they were first released. Click through to see 12 of the downright weirdest inventions from the past (number 5 is especially strange).

#12 Car Coffee Maker


People love their coffee, and they did in the past as well. In fact, they even invented a way for you to actually make coffee in your car. Thankfully, we now have drive-thrus for that. Check out the number 8 entry for something else that people thought was a practical idea at the time.

#11 The Brush and Shine


Are you a person with a bald head on top but a little bit of hair on the sides, this is perfect for you. This product allowed people to not only polish the top of their heads but also to brush the little bit of hair that you have left. Really no one felt the need for this product and it flopped.

#10 Upside-Down Phonograph


This one is just strange. A right-side-up phonograph was perfectly fine and was very popular with consumers. But for some reason, someone decided to invent an upside-down one, just to invent one, we guess. This really had no use except for looking different and unique, and functioned pretty much the same as a normal phonograph.

#9 Wooden Bathing Suits


When you think of one of the last materials to be used for bathing suits, you would probably think of wood. But lo and behold, there actually used to be wooden bathing suits that were made and sold. The reason these were made is because wood floats, but the idea failed horrifically.